The Alternate History Theme Park Where Dinosaurs Fought in the Civil War
Most speculative fiction surrounding the American Civil War imagines how the world would be different had the Confederacy won its independence. But roadside attraction creator Mark Cline has imagined an entirely different kind of Civil War science fiction. His fiberglass creations tell the tale of a group of Union soldiers who discover a lost valley of dinosaurs in Virginia and plot to use them as weapons against the South.The attraction, called "Professor Cline's Dinosaur Kingdom," imagines…
Events & Exhibitions Calendar - Wednesday, December 31st, 1969
Check out our list of great events and festivals at George Washington's Mount Vernon. There's always something going on.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular sections of the National Park System. Named "America's Favorite Drive," the 469-mile scenic road, offers stunning vistas, hiking and cycling opportunities. The seed was planted for a scenic road through the Blue Ridge Mountains when North Carolina geologist Joseph Hyde Pratt proposed a mountain toll roll stretching from Marion, VA, to Tallulah, GA. World War I halted work on the road, but…
Washington, D.C., may be all about political jockeying, but drive some 50 miles south and you'll find yourself in the heart of Virginia's horse (and wine) country.
Best U.S. Hotels for the Holidays
After sipping wine by the fireplace and tree, you sit down to a seven-course Christmas Eve dinner. It all sounds just about perfect—and it gets better. There are no dishes to clean and no unexpected relatives dropping in. Why? You’re celebrating at Seattle’s chic Hotel Vintage Park.Getting away for the holidays can be the best gift of all. And while it’s not always easy—you’ve got to contend with potential foul weather and crowds—once you arrive, there’s nothing to do but soak up the festive…
McAfee Knob is one of the most photographed spots on the Appalachian Trail. The Knob has an almost 270 degree panorama of the Catawba Valley and North Mountain to the West, Tinker Cliffs to the North and the Roanoke Valley to the East.
The Wishing Well at Luray Caverns has been an iconic road trip attraction since 1954
The Wishing Well is a 6-foot deep pool of water at Luray Caverns where visitors toss coins and even paper money. Once a year, all of the coins are removed and donated to various charities. So far, since 1954 almost a million dollars has been collected and donated. Since discovery in 1878 by a tinsmith and a local photographer, visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular cave in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination. Luray Caverns, a U.S. Natural…
Inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. It's a bit bigger than the version we have in Los Angeles. Thanks to Theaterwiz for some inspiration from his great shots (like these three) and also for giving me the tip that while full tripods aren't allowed in the center, no one seems mind the use of a gorillapod.
As the sun set over Great Falls last Friday, the one nice cloud in the sky drifted over my waterscape for a few brief minutes so that I could capture it. I tried to set up the lines of the water to bring the eye up to the cloud. Great Falls National Park Great Falls Virginia Sunset above the main falls
Stepping Back In Time In Northern Virginia
Lovely as Mount Vernon may be, it's a poor representation of the majority of buildings built back in Washington's day. What about the Colonial 99 percent?